A Letter to the President

Mon, 2017/03/06 - 2:45pm | Your editor
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Dear President Trump,

As your former neighbor in zipcode 10022, I have a suggestion for improving the performance and credibility of your administration. Please consider becoming Shomer Shabbat, Sabbath-observant, like your daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. That would entail not writing or signing anything during the period between sundown on Friday night and the appearance of three stars on Saturday night.

The reason for my suggestion is that when the Kushners are observing the Sabbath and are not available to advise you to offset some of the other elements of your team, you make bad moves. The first time was when you attempted to block entry to the US by people from seven Islamic countries including ones already holding visas, which occurred on a Sabbath. Now apart from unblocking the arrival here of people with visas, you opted to remove Iraqis from the list of people banned from entering the US, after someone pointed out to you that the ones with the visas were probably helping US forces there and at some risk to their lives.

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